I am looking for ideas for Christmas party games.
Have you considered a lively game of bingo? I collected lots of inexpensive items throughout the year and used them as prizes for each game. The people can take turns being the Caller of the numbers. Our family had a lot of fun playing Bingo last Christmas! One twist we added was this: the first winner gets to pick a wrapped prize, the next winner can select a wrapped prize OR can choose to take the prie that the first winner selected. Usually there's one or 2 prizes that everyone seems to want! This process seemed to add to the fun.
Have everyone draw a folded piece of paper from a bowl when they come in. On each, put a name of a holiday item..."ornament, Christmas tree, Santa clause", etc. The guest then gets a sheet of paper and pen, and the person who can make the most words out of theirs, wins. Keep the words longer rather than shorter, avoiding words like "star" or "tree". I did this one when I sold Tupperware, but it can be adapted as follows.
Find a mirror the size of some paper mache' or wooden box from Michael's or the dollar tree, or a box you have at home, and put it inside. It needs to be the same size as the inside, and taped or glued to the bottom of the box. Decorate the box as if it were a fancy present, but don't seal the lid.
Have each person think about the box's contents. Give each person a piece of paper and pen, and have them guess what is inside, telling them all "it's the most important present you will ever give anyone". As they look at and handle the box, give each person instructions that when they have given up, they can each look in the box but cannot tell the next person what is inside.
Of course, each person will see their own face, putting into perspective the real purpose of a life long gift and how important we all are to the people we love. And yes, I am putting this one up for a tip.
The last one will keep people chuckling all the way home. As everyone to count how many "d"'s there are in Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer"? When the all have given up as you tell them all they are wrong, you tell them 419.
When they stop asking? ou start to sing (are you ready for this?)De de de de ...De de de de in the tune of the song! It's a hoot. I hope all this helps. Have fun!
This isn't exactly a game, but we did it at a recent Christmas party at church, and it was hilarious!
Do "The 12 Days of Christmas" in teams, each team calling out their chosen day (four calling birds, for example" in the proper point as the group sings the song. It's funny how many people will forget their place, and can cause a lot of good-natured hilarity.
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Hi everyone, this Saturday evening (12/13) we are having an adult (don't take that wrong!) Christmas dance party and social. I know there are lots of fun games out there like the letters to Christmas songs all mixed up or music notes only on a sheet and figure out the songs, etc. You get the idea. Does anybody have things like this or other ideas to play for a good clean adult party. Thanks.
Penny from Kirkland, WA
Another one we did is a balloon stomp. Each person participating blows up a balloon, and ties it to their ankle with a piece of string or yarn. Then everyone tries to break the other peoples' balloons, but guard their own. The last person with a whole balloon wins.
The "I have never game", divide into groups and give each person some tokens or coins or candies. Each person takes turns stating something they have never done, like "I have never had a speeding ticket". Then everyone in the group who "has" done that has to give the speaker one of their tokens. The last person with tokens wins. We used quarters, but you could use pennies or candy or toothpicks. It is very fun, and you can hear some outrageous claims.
A white elephant gift exchange is lots of fun. (12/10/2004)
Try this site for interesting "paper and pencil" games. I have used the Word Search puzzles for church and for family because you can use your own words and they make up the puzzle for you free. Check the "pull down" menu in the middle of the page to find the different kinds of puzzles available. (12/10/2004)
It moves around through the players, moving through the alphabet, eliminating players who aren't fast enough and the game is over when one player is left who is the winner. (It could be changed to more of a Christmas theme by using sentences such as "Santa's beard is a _______ beard" or maybe "The neighbors' Christmas decorations are ______________ decorations.") It looks like a fun, fast-moving game to play. Happy Holidays. (12/10/2004)
By Lynn from CA
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